Combat Mission 3: Afrika Korps PC

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
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  1. F.Hucker
    Jan 27, 2004
    10
    The game is exe/lent, any one who has the chance has to buy it because it is very very cool.
  2. JohnB.
    Feb 3, 2004
    7
    Barely an improvement over CM: Barbarossa to Berlin. The African desert scenarios just aren't much fun. Some of the larger scenarios require a ridiculous amount of micromanagent which CMAK's aging interface doesn't make easy. It's hard to justify CMAK as a brand new game, it's really the equivalent of an addon to CMBB.
  3. PaulR.
    Aug 16, 2006
    2
    How often did Montgomery have to get his little wax crayons and unit marker out and go .. "See that bloke next to the 6 pounder over there....tell him to kneel down and look over to the right...next ask that half track to reverse 40 ft with it's turret facing north east" How often ....??? Never often....!! But in this game you are given ridiculously massive lines of battle and How often did Montgomery have to get his little wax crayons and unit marker out and go .. "See that bloke next to the 6 pounder over there....tell him to kneel down and look over to the right...next ask that half track to reverse 40 ft with it's turret facing north east" How often ....??? Never often....!! But in this game you are given ridiculously massive lines of battle and expected to tell every squad which way to face and what to look out for. Questions for the developers. Does anyone play the massive scenarios ? Do they reflect anything that a real person would do in wartime (a divisional commander telling each individual soldier in his command where to sit at meal times and what tie to wear) Let me answer for them 1) Dunno 2) A definative NO With a dozen or less units this game is great - Sadly most of the game is about massive engagements where one game turn (if taken properly) can last an entire evening (to simulate a few seconds real time) And that's just plain boring... Clarker Expand

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Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. PC Gamer
    92
    Not only the most accessible wargame on the market, but it's also a rich and fascinating tactical simulation. It's war on your computer. [Mar 2004, p.76]
  2. A lot of people will find the system too intricate and not immediate enough. But if you're inclined towards a more cerebral thrill, Combat Mission still offers the most realistic and arguably the most satisfying World War II strategy fix around. [PC Zone]
  3. Despite the dearth of new features and the inherited infirmities, £20 is far too low an asking price for a strategy game this cultivated. [PC Gamer UK]